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Could the mini pill be causing my baby to be unsettled?


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#1 sas22

Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:49 PM

I started taking the mini pill (microlut) 4 days ago and my previously settled & happy baby has since become very whiny, uncomfortable, spewy & unsettled! Has anyone else experienced a similar problem?    
He is 15 weeks old and is exclusively breastfed. Up until now he hasn't had trouble with wind or spewing but for the past 3-4 days he has had both issues. Also, the last few feeds he has been refusing the breast (pulling off & on).
Please help!

#2 Liv_DrSperm_sh

Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:59 PM

QUOTE (sas22 @ 05/04/2012, 03:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I started taking the mini pill (microlut) 4 days ago and my previously settled & happy baby has since become very whiny, uncomfortable, spewy & unsettled! Has anyone else experienced a similar problem?    
He is 15 weeks old and is exclusively breastfed. Up until now he hasn't had trouble with wind or spewing but for the past 3-4 days he has had both issues. Also, the last few feeds he has been refusing the breast (pulling off & on).
Please help!



The mini-pill usually doesn't cause supply issues, but I've heard stories that it can, it might be that? Or he might have a bit of a bug and it's just coincided with you starting on the mini-pill.
If you're concerned go back to the GP and discuss the issues, you could try alternative contraceptives like IUD, implants or condoms until you're finished breasfeeding?

#3 caitiri

Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:04 PM

Ive taken the minipill while BF and havent had any issues. I have heard anecdotally that it can change the taste of your milk so a baby might fuss for a few days before they get used to it.

#4 livvie7586

Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:05 PM

both of mine took a couple of days to settle after i started taking microlut.  the only thing to do was keep offering and eventually they got used to it

#5 Bluenomi

Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:09 PM

DD didn't have problems when I went on it. My first period was another matter though...

#6 sas22

Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:49 PM

Thanks ladies. I will persist for a little bit longer but if it continues then I will have to stop taking it. I can't stand seeing my little guy in pain.
I am not having supply issues at all but I'm sure I will eventually if he continues to fuss and/or refuse feeds.

Maybe it's time for hubby to have the snip....




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